Just as Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) gained a new permanent superintendent last week, it was announced this week that the school district would be losing Alexandria City High School (ACHS) Principal Peter Balas.
Balas broke the news last night that he would be heading north to Arlington to become principal at Wakefield High School. It’s a major shakeup in ACPS: Balas had been principal at ACHS (formerly T.C. Williams High School) since 2017 and has been with ACPS for 22 years.
Balas said he won’t leave until June and will see the school year through until graduation.
The announcement was followed by an outpouring of support from the ACHS community on social media:
Pete Balas (@PrincipalTitan) was the principal I entrusted my children to as elementary students and in a few weeks he will hand my oldest his high school diploma.
His departure is a gigantic loss for our schools and we will miss him dearly. pic.twitter.com/xgt5WXgzQ9
— Justin Wilson (@justindotnet) May 12, 2023
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